SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 ml bottle, from BevMo LaJolla. Pours a beautiful rosy-amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is dusty-toasty malts, with a dry yeastiness and herbal notes. Flavor is dry and bitter-sweet with floral hops and a slight spicy yeast. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. This would be a good one with food, not bad as a European session ale as well.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber colour, rather small head, malty aroma. Palate is herby yet a smouth taste with a light bitter finish. Easy drinkable beer.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance:light skunk,spicy and fruity...
appearance:beautiful amber,good head...
Flavor:mixe of good hopy malt flavor and can...
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light chestnut brown. Fruity sour aroma, nutty flavour without the expected butteryness. Okay-ish.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Globe. Poured a murky copper. Mild fruits on the nose. Raisans and prunes in what was a somewhat muted flavor to me. Had a bit of a funky mild sourness to it.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: poured into a De Konninick goblet...reveals a amber-brown, lightly clouded ale. Good cap retention and good lacing on the glass. Moderately carbonated.
To the nose we get a ripe fruit (plumbs?) smell mingling with caramel, spices and some wet hay...but all reletivley understated...excellent nose. Medium-light body, creamy mouthfeel. Sweetish toffee-like malts mingle with fruity tastes from the yeast and some mild bittering in the finish from the hop mix. This is a light, but flavorful Belgian ale...very,very drinkable...I wish it were available here all year.
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, caramel head, dark robust flavour. Good balance of malt and hops, mute creamy palate. Slightly fruity. Has tht stewed pear and apple flavour that the triple has but more subtle.
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber, lightly hoppy and slight bitter fragrance with yeast. Taste is fruity malt profile, only a little sweet, dry-grassy hops are present. Pleasant and forgettable.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly orangey-amber with an average size lasting rocky off-white head. Nice lacing. Pretty good looking beer. Mild aroma of malt, fruit, light hops and yeast. Flavour is sweet fruity malt with a mild bitter aftertaste. A pleasant surprise to taste hops in a Belgian Ale. Not terribly exciting but still a well balanced, enjoyable and easy to drink beer.
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 Amber-orangeish hue, with a shy tan-colored head, with a malty nose, toasty malt and fruity aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity, malty character, grainy, toasty accent, with in an emerging hop bittrness finish.